Patrycja Jaskólska and Kamila Mroczkowska have known each other for 14 years, since high school. Their friendship endured work in one of the most demanding branches- gastronomy.
They are like sisters, even though they are physically different. They get on very well at work, complement each other and inspire.
On the way – from a small village, through Cracow, New York to Warsaw- they have met many strong women who helped them grow up. No wonder their new offspring is also a woman.
Regina Bar has taken its name from one of the female leaders. Regina is an orthodox Jew, a versatile woman, the one who helped girls to find work when they were in New York. They really wanted to stay there for longer but they had no idea what they could do.
Back then they did not even think about gastronomy. However, necessity is the mother of invention. When they returned to Warsaw, they missed American donuts so they started making them on their own. Friends were delighted and it soon became a hit.
They found a place in Oleandrów St 8 and joined forces with Trisno Hamid – an Asian food specialist. This way MOD was created – an Asian place with homemade donuts. Quite an exotic combination but it clicked. Similar situation is with Regina where two worlds meet- good food and drinks, and in the menu modern Asian cuisine and… pizza. Just like in the streets of New York.
You can come here during the day for a lunch, drop by in the evening for dances and drinks which are also served by female bartenders. Sheily Pepper usually stands behind the decks and you will meet her on a dance floor as well.
Two years have passed since the opening of MOD, girls caught the high tide and let their success encourage other women in this branch.
Photo: Aga Bilska and Regina Bar’s materials.